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1 American Pain Foundation (APF)
Description: Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation (APF) is an independent nonprofit organization that serves people affected by pain. APF speaks out for people living with pain, caregivers, health care providers and allied organizations, working together to dismantle the barriers that impede access to quality pain care for all. Serves as an information clearinghouse and resource center for people with pain, their family members and caregivers, the public, healthcare providers and the media, with a focus on military veterans.
Subjects: Pain management | Prescription-type opiates
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
2 ASAM Waiver Course Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Description: Source of online training courses for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants about buprenorphine and other medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. The Waiver Course is designed for health providers who have authority to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Subjects: Buprenorphine | Prescription-type opiates | Heroin
Categories: Training and Education | Treatment | Professional Societies
3 COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) for REMS [COPE-REMS]
Description: COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) for REMS (COPE-REMS) is a free online course about safe opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates COPE-REMS for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. The COPE-REMS course is unique in that it allows participants to experience patient-prescriber video vignettes on how to handle tough situations and refresh their knowledge of clinical pharmacology. The CME course responds to the FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) for extended-release and long-acting opioids by being fully REMS-compliant. Participants can view interactive, audiovisual content and review guidelines for safe prescribing, thereby increasing their knowledge and confidence when treating patients with chronic pain.
Subjects: Pain management | Prescription-type opiates
Categories: Washington State | Training and Education
4 FDA: Opioid Drugs - Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
Description: Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of addiction, misuse, abuse, overdose and death. FDA is taking action to protect patients from serious harm due to these drugs. This action represents a careful balance between continued access to these necessary medications and stronger measures to reduce their risks.
Subjects: Prescription-type opiates
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S. | Training and Education | Treatment
5 NIDA InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction
6 Non-Medical Use and Abuse: Prescription-Type and Over-the-Counter (SAMHSA)
Description: SAMHSA's page with reports and statistics about prescription and OTC drug abuse.
Subjects: Prescription-type opiates | Prescription stimulants | Over-the-counter drugs | Prescription drugs
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S. | Information Resources | Statistical Resource
7 Prescription Drug Abuse
Description: Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) website on this issue provides links to an overview, research, resources, prevention and useful facts.
Subjects: Prescription-type opiates | Prescription drugs
Categories: Information Resources
8 Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS) System
Description: The Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARSĀ®) System is a prescription drug abuse, misuse and diversion surveillance system that collects timely product-and geographically-specific data. Data comes from poison centers, drug diversion, opioid treatment centers, college survey, etc. The RADARS System measures rates of abuse, misuse and diversion throughout the United States, contributing to the understanding of trends and aiding the development of effective interventions. These data assist pharmaceutical companies in fulfillment of their regulatory obligations such as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS). The RADARS System was developed in 2002 by Purdue Pharma L.P. in response to increasing concerns of anticipated rates of prescription opioid abuse in the United States. In January 2006, the RADARS System became a non-profit operation of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, a division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Subjects: Prescription-type opiates | Prescription drugs
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Organizations and Advocacy | Statistical Resource
9 Take Back Your Meds
Description: Web site developed by a group of health organizations, police departments, drug stores, local governments, and others in Washington State to help support medication take-back programs to reduce access to prescription drugs. Includes information on how and where to dispose of prescription medications as well as links to news, media, and other resources.
Subjects: Prescription drugs | Prescription-type opiates | Prescription stimulants
Categories: Washington State | Information Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
10 Washington State Department of Health Pain Management Rules
Description: The goal of the new pain management rules is to keep patients safe and give practitioners who prescribe opioids the best practices in pain management. A key component of the rules is to encourage practitioners to become better educated in the safe and effective uses of these powerful drugs. The rules contain specific mandatory elements required by the law, as well as guidance for practitioners who care for patients with chronic noncancer pain. Includes links to the law, ESHB 2876 as well as to the rules for each licensing board.
Subjects: Pain management | Prescription-type opiates
Categories: Treatment | Government Agencies - U.S. | Washington State

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